Thanksgiving is synonymous with hearty food. It’s one of those occasions where many people let go and indulge in delicious food. With that in mind, Thanksgiving can make your dental health take a beating. Here are some post-holiday dental health tips.
Schedule an Appointment With Catonsville Dental Care
If you didn’t take care of your teeth as well as you should have, you should schedule an appointment (especially if you were due for one anyway). Because plaque can harden and turn into tartar, you can’t remove it on your own. A preventive care visit with us will ensure that your teeth get a thorough cleaning.
Get Yourself Back on Track With Proper Dental Health Habits
Most people fall asleep right away after a long night of spending time with family, coupled with eating hearty food. If you forgot to brush your teeth, floss, and use an antiseptic mouthwash, make sure to do it the next night. Just as with anything else in life, consistency is the key. Reestablishing good dental health habits may prevent you from needing dentures in the long run.
Ask Us About Our Teeth Whitening Services
Red wine causes tooth discoloration. If you’ve been drinking red wine over the holidays or any beverage that caused your pearly whites to change color, reach out to us. We specialize in various cosmetic services such as Botox and, of course, teeth whitening.
Get Your Post-Thanksgiving Diet Back on Track
It’s normal to have “cheat days.” Eating less healthy foods now and then isn’t going to be detrimental to your health. The point is that you should always get back on track. Remember that dental health and overall health align with each other. Poor dieting will not only weaken your enamel, but it will weaken your body overall.
Look Up Healthier Thanksgiving Menu Options for Next Year
We understand that “Thanksgiving” and “healthy” don’t go together. However, we still challenge you to be healthier anyway. Your body will thank you. If you don’t want to look up more nutritious alternatives, we recommend controlling your portion sizes so that your mouth doesn’t have as much exposure to enamel-weakening bacteria.
We hope that you had a Happy Thanksgiving and that you were safe this year!
Oral Care from Catonsville Dental Care
Whether you want to whiten your teeth, straighten your teeth, or have a wisdom tooth extracted Catonsville Dental Care offers a wide variety of services when it comes to oral health. We have the experience and understanding to diagnose and treat any problem you have as quickly and painlessly as possible. With four dentists available at our office and a commitment to comfort, safety, and relaxation you can’t find a better provider for your health. We look forward to helping you keep your smile perfect all year long and talking with you about your needs. To schedule an appointment or consultation, visit us online or give us a call at 410-747-1115. For more tips and tricks follow us on Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, and YouTube.